Equipment

Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods. Pacific Coastal Airlines will not accept lithium batteries loose in checked baggage or as cargo. Lithium batteries can only be accepted in checked baggage if installed in a device. Loose or extra lithium batteries need to be in carry-on baggage, or on a passenger. More information.

Bicycles

Bicycles may be shipped in rigid containers (i.e. plastic or heavy cardboard) designed specifically for the bike being tendered. No part of the bicycle may protrude outside of the container.

Any bicycle tendered to Pacific Coastal Airlines not in a container shall have the handle bars turned sideways (the front wheel remains straight), the pedals removed (to be stored in passenger’s bag) and shipped at the owner’s risk. Customer Service Agents will issue a Conditional Acceptance tag checking off improperly packaged which must be signed by the passenger.

Notes:

  • The customer is responsible for providing packaging, turning handle bars and removing pedals.
  • If a bicycle has hydraulic cylinders which are observed to be leaking, the cylinders must be removed prior to shipping.

For flight bookings made May 3rd, 2017 onward:

The fixed fee for bicycles is $78.75 per direction. The bicycle and shipping container must not exceed 70lbs.

Bows and Arrows

Bows and arrows must be suitably packaged in a rigid and/or hard shell container designed for shipping.

Fishing Rods

Fishing Rods must be packaged in a hard shell container designed for shipping. If a shipper wishes to send fishing rods without case, a Conditional Acceptance form must be signed. Applicable checked baggage fees apply.

For flight bookings made May 3rd, 2017 onward:

If these items exceed the maximum checked baggage dimensions the oversize fee will be waived. One fishing rod and one checked bag will count as one checked item. Please note that although oversized fees will be waived, overweight fees will not, the items cannot exceed 50lbs (23kgs) total together.

Hunting/Firearms

Rifles, shotguns, and handguns are accepted as checked baggage. Firearms will not be accepted unless they are unloaded (with the safety on) and packaged in a specially designed case(hard metal or plastic with a lock). A Firearms Declaration must be completed and signed before we will accept firearms for carriage.

Ammunition must be packed separately (maximum of 5 kg or 11 lbs) in a strong container made of wood or fiberboard. “Ammunition” should be labeled on the original container.

Musical Instruments

We will accept small instruments as part of carry-on baggage allowance as long as they meet the carry-on dimension regulations, However, all instruments will be stowed in the overhead compartment, under the seat or in other airline-approved locations and must be able to fit securely in these areas. This is left to the discretion of the cabin crew and customer service agent upon checking the flight and baggage loads. Larger instruments must be checked in, but will only be accepted provided they are properly packed in a hard-sided case. Applicable checked baggage fees apply.

For flight bookings made May 3rd, 2017 onward:

If the item exceeds the maximum checked baggage dimensions, the oversize fee will be waived. Overweight fees will apply if the item exceeds 50lbs.

Inflatable Boats

Inflatable boats (ex: Zodiacs) should be packed into rigid containers. If not, a Conditional Acceptance tag must be applied and signed. Self-inflating boats will not be accepted if the pressure canister is contained within the package. Inflatable kayaks can be accepted if packed into a rigid container and do not contain a pressure canister.

Rigid Hull Water Craft

Due to size limitations, Pacific Coastal is not able to accommodate rigid-hull water craft like canoes and kayaks.

Life Jackets

Self-inflating life jackets, containing up to two (2) cylinders fitted into a life jacket, and up to two (2) spare cartridges per person can travel in checked baggage or carry-on baggage.

Hockey Bag/ Sticks (Stand-alone)

These should be packed in a hard-sided case. If not, a Conditional Acceptance form must be completed and signed. Applicable checked baggage fees apply.

For flight bookings made May 3rd, 2017 onward:

If these items exceed the maximum checked baggage dimensions the oversize fee will be waived. A hockey bag and two sticks will count as one checked item. Please note that although oversized fees will be waived, overweight fees will not, the items cannot exceed 50lbs (23kgs) total together.

Golf Clubs

These should be packed in a hard case or in travel carry bags. If not, a Conditional Acceptance form must be completed and signed. Applicable checked baggage fees apply; however, if these items exceed the maximum checked baggage dimensions, the oversize fee will be waived. Overweight fees will apply if the item exceeds 50lbs.

Skis and Snowboards

These should be packed in a hard-sided case. If not, a Conditional Acceptance form must be completed and signed. Skis and snowboard plus one boot bag will be considered one item Applicable checked baggage fees apply.

For flight bookings made May 3rd, 2017 onward:

If these items exceed the maximum checked baggage dimensions, the oversize fee will be waived. Overweight fees will apply if the item exceeds 50lbs.

Surf Boards

The longest surfboard that can be accepted on a space-available basis only is six (6) feet in length*. It must be inside a hard case, otherwise a Conditional Acceptance tag must be issued and signed.

*Length: from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail surfboard

For flight bookings made May 1st, 2017 onward:

The fixed fee for surf boards is $78.75 per direction. Due to space availability, Pacific Coastal Airlines is not able to accommodate all types and sizes of surfboards.

The surf board and shipping container must not exceed 70lbs.

Scuba Gear

One set is accepted per guest and includes one:

  • Pair of fins
  • Mask
  • Regulator
  • Snorkel
  • Speargun (scuba gun) Tank harness
  • Aqua-lung cylinder or scuba tank
    • Cylinders containing compressed air or a special gas mixture are prohibited.– Only empty cylinders (pressure gauge must read zero) are allowed. Tank valve must be open.
  • Diving lamp -The battery must be in the device. Conditional acceptance tag must be attached to the luggage for fragility reasons.
    • All applicable oversized, overweight and extra piece fees apply.